The Secret of Grim Hill

Grim Hill, Book One

By (author): Linda DeMeulemeester
ISBN 9781772030747
Softcover | Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
192 Pages
$12.95 CAD

About the Book

Winner, Silver Birch Award

Finalist, BC Young Readers’ Red Cedar Award

Finalist, Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Diamond Willow Award

The new kid at Darkmont High, Cat Peters is already desperate to get out. So when she hears that Grimoire, the private school nearby, is offering scholarships to the winners of a Halloween soccer match, Cat jumps at the chance to apply, despite her sister’s Sookie’s warnings that there’s something creepy about the old school on the hill. Sookie’s worries are confirmed when they uncover a mystery about an entire soccer team that disappeared many years ago. Further investigation leads Cat to a book about ancient Celtic mythology, and she soon realizes that there is something truly wicked at work inside the walls of Grimoire. The Secret of Grim Hill—the first installment in the Grim Hill series—is a spooky, fun mystery for tweens.

About the Author(s)

Linda DeMeulemeester is the author of the critically acclaimed Grim Hill series. The Secret of Grim Hill won the Silver Birch award in 2008. Her other books have been nominated or shortlisted for several awards, including the British Columbia Young Readers' Choice Red Cedar Award, the Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Diamond Willow Award, and the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award. Also a teacher, DeMeulemeester enjoys sharing her lifelong love of reading with children.


“DeMeulemeester has researched her subjects, and she applies her research well. The last words hint that the adventure isn’t quite over yet, which is good news for readers. … Solid tween appeal.” —The Globe and Mail
“A protagonist who is self-centred enough to be interesting, a precocious kid sister who deserves her own book and a plot that bubbles along at a magical pace … creepy enough to cast a spell over anyone who reads it! Rated E for Excellent.” —Resource Links
"Cat Peters is a lively hero." —Caitlin Berry, CM Magazine